Monday, February 12, 2007

February 12 of 12

12 of 12 time again! This one was much more of a challenge than last month's 12 of 12 when I was on vacation. It's a Monday. A work day. Unless you are Ricky Gervais or Steve Carell it can be tough to make "the office" interesting. I was also challenged by my company's notoriety... how much to reveal, how much to keep to myself? My work is a source of pride for me but I still struggle with the anonymity question. Given the subjects of many of this months photos, I think a a lot of you will be able to discern my employer. Not sure how I feel about that. Well, here goes nuthin:

All the following were taken in and around the city of Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A. on Monday, February 12th, 2007:

Getting on the train (that's not me):

Coming up out of the station at work:

Ironically, I have to cross the street so I can get to this pedestrian bridge that allows me to cross over the street I just crossed:

A view from the bridge. For some perspective, take note of the white roof and blue light bar of a police car at the bottom of the photo above. That police car can be seen in the lower right of the photo below parked just in front of the crosswalk I have to ironically cross in order to get to the bridge:

So thirsty after all that walking, plus I want the cap:

Tourists. Every time I get down about my job I remember something a coworker said to me once as he pointed to a tour group watching us from their observation area above the newsroom. He said, "It's pretty cool to have a job where people pay to watch you work." These folks are outside the studio where my first duty of the day awaits. This is their last stop before the gift shop:

First duty. Run robo-cams for the afternoon show (not me again by the way, that's my trainee). The window the group in the photo above is looking through is directly behind this view:

Second duty. Master Control. Sit in front of this thing with many flashing lights and make the commercials play:

Third duty. Another Master Control. Sit in front of this OTHER thing with many flashing lights and make the commercials play on a different channel (not me again, but I had been sitting there just 15 minutes and 39 seconds prior):

Back on the train home:

Feelin artsy as the train crosses over the freeway (that IS me for a change):

Nearly home now... notice that the interior of the elevators in This New Condo are still not done. The shipping/protective quilted blankets still cover the walls:

Finally, the "bonus" picture for February, "Love" taken on my walk from This New Condo to the MARTA station. It's last in this post but was actually the first pic I took today. This is a statue that is out in front of "The Old Courthouse" in my neighborhood's downtown square. From the front you'd see an elderly couple embracing. It's remarkably lifelike, down to her pocketbook sitting on the bench next to her, and his cane in his left hand. Most people see it from the front, but I like this view from behind. As long as bronze lasts, they'll look forward to the next day, together.


Anonymous said...

I love the bonus picture.. What a lovely statue...:-) And what an interesting job you have... Don't get the cossing the street to get to the pedestrian bridge.. How silly is that...;-)

Anonymous said...

Great pics! Don't you love the irony of city planners? *headdesk*

Li'l Pony said...

Cool pictures! Your train looks exactly like the Miami one, except somehow not as tacky.

Anonymous said...

Nice pics there! The statue is very nice indeed.

Dogeared said...

I love the statue - how cool! And even being a Brit, I think I worked out where you work, lol. The "C" in the tourist photo gave me a clue. One of my friends online is in Atlanta, so with her, you and Dean (who was on the 12 of 12 list too), Atlanta is pretty well represented!

Joe Jubinville said...

Nice little tour of an average day CB. The shot of the switcher and the Atlanta location put it together for me. I like the bronze - it suggests humorous possibilities for photos with or of friends.

Anonymous said...

an average day for you maybe, but interesting just the same ~ and cool pics! see ya next time!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Especially the one of the lovely statue and the one of you :)

Meghan said...

I love the picture of you in the train window. Brilliant. Go Treo! (I take an inordinate amount of photos with my Treo, even though I own a 2K camera).

Andy E said...

It took me ages to work out where you worked (no pun intended). Unfortunately in this day and age anonymity is very hard to achieve.

Love the statue of the photo (again no pun intended).

Kerri said...

I love that statue. I look at it every time I'm near the courthouse. I actually have a friend that works there, too! And the ice cream sandwich . . . don't give me the credit. It was actually a friend who turned me onto it, except she used bananas.

Mindi Scott said...

Very cool! Is it weird that I like the Coke machine photo best? I just love the way we get to look down at it. :-)